WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Marilyn Edwards - Langley, BC
Fisher-Odjig - Acton, ON
Raymond Miot - Verdun, QC
Michael Morris - Burnaby, BC
John Corvese - Burlington, ON
Miller - Chicago, IL
Fotios Panos - Greece
Paulos Ioannou - Toronto, ON
Marjorie Bruhmeller -
Rena Nauen - Israel
Susan Tearoe - Greenwood, BC
Caroline Harriet - Ladysmith, BC
Martin Hayter - Victoria, BC
Aline Soules - Danfield, CA, USA
Rena Nauen - Israel
Stephanie Hodgins - Miss., ON
Tony Hellman - Burlington, ON
Beverly Baker - Mount Pearl, NFLD
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
Neil Harding MacAlistair
Maria Pia Marchelletta
Rosa Hong Chen
The next and last issue of Poetry Canada is coming
It has the interview with Priscila Uppal - Griffin
Poetry Short List finalist.
This will the last edition, and I will come up
with easier ways to get the word out through article distribution in the
newsletter, and teleseminar recordings of interviews you'll find
It will contain the Priscila Uppal interview, Spirit Youth Award
Winners, Book Review, articles and poetry.
Back issues are available, once they're gone that's
Here is the link to any that are left.
Poetry Canada Archives
CONTESTS & CALLS
from Neil McAlister
Open until June 30, 2010
Go here for details
CALLING All Artists -
How would you like your art on the cover of our anthologies Credit and 2 free
copies plus get free promoted.
Send a .jpg or .gif for review - even better is if you have a link to a
We promote FREE contests, if you have one, let us know and we'll let
everyone else know.
SPREAD THE WORD
Proudly display the CFP logo on your site, and let us know, and
you'll be automatically entered into a contest where you can win a free ad
in Poetry Canada. Link to:
CHECK OUT THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Cheryl Xavier of Mississauga, CA is the
Email her at:
If you are a CFP member, this is a great way to promote your book launches, appearances,
and check out contest calls and events.
If you are a CFP member, or a CFP Affiliate Organization feel free to submit
your events to us. It is a great way to easily increase attendance.
Over 20 benefits including a great community of friends.
UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE
FEDERATION OF POETS
Canadian Federation of Poets
We are always looking for help, if you
would like to join our volunteer team, go here and check out our
list of positions.
Become a CFP Volunteer
A great organization that is a Federation affiliate is:
The Emily Isaacson Institute
Have you checked them out?
THE POETRY OF... ANTHOLOGIES
Enter them ALL!
The call is open for 4 anthologies.
The Poetry of
CHECK THEM ALL OUT!!
LOVE - Closed and in
SEASONS - Closed
RELATIONSHIPS - Closed
BIRTH - Closed and in
PEACE - Closed
Marriage - Closed
December- Last month of 2009 before we bring in a new year.
I'd like you to think about what kind of IMPACT you want to make for
2010. What do you want to accomplish with your poetry? What events do
you want to attend? What organizations do you want to support? What
message do you want to get out there?
Make 2010 the year you can finish this sentence "My message for
this year is
Our membership is growing fast, and with over 3000 newsletter
subscribers that's a lot of potential new members to become a part of
our family and sharing in this experience. For only $35 for an
entire year, your news can appear here, on our blog, your items
can be added to our CFP Shop, and there are tons of promotion
opportunities. Go here to find out more:
And our current National Coordinator George Arnold is moving to New
Zealand, and starting us up in that country now, and that has meant a
lot of exciting changes for us right here. See below for the full story.
This also means that we have to have all members move to an
automated payment system - ie. paypal - no more cheques can be
processed. If you haven't already done this - it is time to
renew/join using this method so you can continue to be a part
of a great organization
Enjoy the month and keep on creating :)
Join the Canadian Federation of Poets
Because Now You're Family!
LAST CHANCE FOR SOME
The call is open for 7 anthologies.
The Poetry of
Check them all
out, and submit to any that
speaks to you.
The Poetry of...
Enjoy the journey.
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
Are you a CFP member and write articles? Send them in too. They
can be considered for this newsletter as well. That is free publicity
and promotion whether you are a poet, editor or publicist. The articles
should be how to, tips and tricks, getting published type. Anything that
helps a poet take their craft to the next level.
In his eloquent new collection of poetry, Poems of Moss and Water (published by
AuthorHouse), Ray Miot plumbs the depths of nature, love and destiny, revealing
filigree impressions on the world and human emotion.
Wrapping beauty and horror in an evocative mix of words
and images, Poems of Moss and Water offers a message of love, mutual
understanding and peace in a war-torn, despairing world.
It presents a thoughtful,
life-enhancing collection of poetry that will surely invigorate readers’
perception of the world around them.
To order your copy go to:
"PROMOTE YOUR BOOK in this
George Arnold - our past National Coordinator is heading
to New Zealand and on his way - he stops by Los Angeles to see me as we think
about Continental expansion.
Stays online for years.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS:
A reminder that for many of you it is time to renew.
Everything is now done online and
As you may recall over a year ago we
implemented paypal online processing for your membership.
Two things happen here, one – the following year it automatically renews,
and two, it is possible for us to keep the costs low.
Paypal eliminates the need to manually monitor and follow up with renewals,
which is a huge, time consuming task.
It allows us to know when you truly do decide to leave, not when emails
didn’t arrive to you, or you forgot to renew. It allows us to focus on the
website, blog, newsletter, and promotion, an issue where poets often need the
So if you have not gone through the paypal payment option
yet, it is time to do so.
If you recently had the last opportunity to pay via cheque
(which was an option because our National Coordinator was handling that – and he
is now moving to New Zealand to start a new branch there), then you are good
until next year, at which time you’ll need to use the paypal processing option.
For those of you who already did this a year ago,
it will be auto renewing shortly, if not already.
I ask you one enormous favour during this cycle, if you get billed via
paypal, and you do wish to not continue with the CFP, send an email to
and say please cancel. I will then go into the
system, and REFUND your money.
If you report the CFP as a fraudulent company – which is what you do when
you say you did not authorize the payment, which you did, then we get a black
mark against our account. I will gladly refund your money – under any
circumstances. But when we get black marks, they can shut the account
down immediately, and seize all funds. They can hold this for 6 months, or even
longer. All of the CFP money is in there, because I no longer live in Canada. I
pay the bills from here, and manage everything. If they do this because members
did not give us a chance to refund your money, we will close. This is the only
solution I have to be able to do what I do from another country. So please, you
know this is an organization that has been here since 2001, and I donate my time
and often times money, as do all the other volunteers to keep this running.
Help to keep the CFP alive by
giving us the opportunity to respond and refund – we will do
that every time, for any reason.
I thank you, and appreciate you.
Third Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
Timothy's World Coffee
321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON
Contact: Saskia Maddock
Open mic event for all members, non members and Federation
Affiliate members to participate in.
of Every Month - 7pm
Halifax Federation of Poets
2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
Every third Wednesday of each month
Contact: Donelda Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
New Brunswick Federation
9362 Main St. Richibucto, NB
Contact: Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.
Peel Region (Brampton/Mississauga).
Last Friday of every month starting at 6:00p.m. at the
Courtneypark Library Branch (upper lounge
reading area) at Mavis and the 401,
Durham Region Federation of Poets
730 Courtneypark Dr. W
Peel Region Federation
Contact: Cheryl Xavier
contact Stella Ducker at
Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
contact Donna Thompson
Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
contact Wei Yin
India Federation of Poets
contact Nikhil Parekh
Check out all the details on the calendar
If you are a CFP member with exciting news, let us know. Send an email
with the news in it, and a subject line of CFP Member News.
Tracy Repchuk -
* Presented at the Association of Strategic
Marketing presentation for Email Strategies and
* Presenting for Ladies who Launch - How to get
Recurring Riches for Life
* Interviewed by Amanda Robins for Toddler Taming
entrepreneur event - "Free Replay"
* Interview on Dec. 7th at 5pm PST by Andy Sacker -
All my Poetry Books , nearly 7000 pages of my Poetry
have now been published at
Applied for my 8th National Record in Poetry with the Limca Book of Records India
Tom and his wife just published a book of her poetry
and 20 of his poems called "In the Doorway Between Day and Night"
* Official book launch of "Swimming to the Surface"
Friday Dec.11th, at 5:30pm Courtney park Branch
Library, Miss. ON
Send me your news-
CFP Members ONLY
Send me your news, it must be in
point form, but more importantly it must have the
subject line CFP news (I get over 1000 emails every day, so I have to be
able to search by that subject line to put them in here